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Resorts on/near Ottertail Lake

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Hello all you fellow minnesotans.

I am looking for some information regarding Otter Tail. Two Minnesotans and myself are looking for a resort on or near Otter Tail. Nothing fancy.

How busy is Otter Tail on the Opener?

What is the forecast for Walleyes?

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fishermatt    0
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Hopefully the ice will be off of Ottertail by the Opener!! The way our winter has gone and March is starting it's going to be a very late spring. There's as much or more ice this year than I've ever seen, and it's still below zero every night!!
The Opener is usually the busiest day of the season on Ottertail, so staying at a resort and having your boat in the water is a good plan. The Nifty Nook resort is a decent place to stay, but there's lots of choices on Ottertail.

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fishingdad    21
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I beleive that woodland beach resort also has a small harbor to put your boat in.

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minneman    1
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another vote for the nifty nook!

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fishlakeman    4
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I've fished OT every opener for the last 5 years and have never really noticed the large number of boats. The lake may be the busiest all year, but it's so large theres a lot of uncharted walleye spots. The inlet and outlet of the river are the busiest spots with about 15-30 boats at any given time. the Walker bay channel is also a very busy spot, I have a cabin directly across the lake from the channel and counted 33 boats there at one time from my telescope last year opening day. Does anyone fish the large groups? How do you do there? I stay away from them, but had a hard time last year finding fish.

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jt24    0
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Walker lake is pretty nuts to. I was up there a week after opener once and i have never seen so many boats on that lake. But i suppose with the walleyes running up the river theres probably alot of biggins in there to catch.

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Crow Hunter    0
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Are there any resorts on Ottertail that have harbors, so that your boat won't get beat up against a dock if you get some wind?
Thanks.

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I am going to have to put in a plug for a small resort on Spitzer lake. I am sure the rates will be cheaper and it will be alot more peaceful. They have like 4 cabins and they were all just redone a couple years ago. Not to far to Ottertail but will probably save you a few bucks. I believe the number is (218) 267-5101 and ask for Eileen. If calling during work hours you would probanly have better luck reaching Eileen at 218-864-8731 as she owns and runs a gas station. I really liked this place and must suggest eating at Inspiration Peak which is only 2 miles away. They have some of the best ribs I have ever had!!!


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Niffy Nook is great.. I know the owners Jeff and DeeDee very well..they will make your stay a good time...and there is some great walleye fishing right in front of their resort

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Thanks for all the info...anyone have a website address or telephone number for this Niffty Nook?

Do the have there own boat launch?

Thanks again.

That is one thing I miss about Minnesotans..their friendliness and willingness to help. Thanks!

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the number for them is 1-218-495-3479.. there is a landing near them...next to the river..they do have lifts too for your boat..always glad to help..better call soon they book up fast...

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Iceman73    0
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It's too bad you won't catch any fish there Wind City boy, they will all be on my line!

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Iceman,

You know that your intentions will be good, but there is no denying that you will be riding the "snake" again this year!


[This message has been edited by ChicagoTwinsFan (edited 03-05-2003).]

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Rush Lake can also be much better than Ottertail, many more big walleyes!!!!!!!

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Iceman73    0
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That's better than riding the gimp....

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Well..I booked a cabin with the Nifty Nook for the opener. Now, I have to hope for good Walleye fishing. Any tips for the opener? Location? Baits? Loors?

PS: Can't wait for those Twins to start up this year. I am going to have to get the baseball pakcage this year so I can watch all the games! Go Twins!

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Paul Rohweller    0
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Looks like the twinkies oare off to a good start! Lets hope they can keep it going. Remember to fish shallow on the opener! Paul

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Pine to Prairie Guide Service
218-962-3387
http://fishingminnesota.com/pinetoprairie

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Hey! I have the fishing cabin for you located north of Ottertail on Big Pine Lake. Much better fishing opener lake than Ottertail. Call for info 218-367-2628.

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